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Wanolitto’s Musings for Opening Day of the 2016 Des Moines Farmers Market

Wanolitto’s Musings for Opening Day of the 2016 Des Moines Farmers Market

Wanolitto says it is less than two weeks until Opening Day – Saturday, June 4 – for the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market! Coming off another very successful season, the Market will be bringing... [Read more]

PODCAST: 17-year old boy shot; pot store moratorium; Jack Mayne & more…

PODCAST: 17-year old boy shot; pot store moratorium; Jack Mayne & more…

Here’s episode #52 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

PODCAST: Man with knife shot by police; Jack Mayne on airport noise, more…

PODCAST: Man with knife shot by police; Jack Mayne on airport noise, more…

Here’s episode #51 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Normandy Park City Council approves purchase of four new city police cars

Normandy Park City Council approves purchase of four new city police cars

By Jack Mayne After debate over several weeks, the Normandy Park City Council voted to spend $193,000 over five years for four new police cars to replace “dilapidated vehicles” costing too much to... [Read more]

PODCAST: 17-year old shooting victim was local student; Jack Mayne & more…

PODCAST: 17-year old shooting victim was local student; Jack Mayne & more…

Here’s episode #50 (50 – can you believe it?!) of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported... [Read more]

City Council considers new police cars; passes homelessness ordinance

City Council considers new police cars; passes homelessness ordinance

By Jack Mayne With aging and dilapidated police cars, the Normandy Park City Council is trying to decide whether to buy four new cars or only two, even one, right away. Acting Police Chief Brian Sommer... [Read more]

Susan West returns to Normandy Park City Council

Susan West returns to Normandy Park City Council

By Jack Mayne Former Mayor Susan West was reappointed to the Normandy Park City Council following the resignation of Councilmember Doug Osterman. The Council voted on Tuesday (April 12) over seven other... [Read more]

Normandy Park Police Chief Chris Gaddis resigns

Normandy Park Police Chief Chris Gaddis resigns

Normandy Park Police Chief Chris Gaddis announced on the department’s blog Wednesday (April 13) that he is resigning, effective April 30. Sergeant Brian Sommer will serve as Acting Chief of Police... [Read more]

PODCAST: Man shoots at police, SWAT team; Jack Mayne Commentary, more

PODCAST: Man shoots at police, SWAT team; Jack Mayne Commentary, more

Here’s episode #46 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Normandy Park ‘Festival of the Arts’ is coming May 14-15

SAVE THE DATE: Normandy Park ‘Festival of the Arts’ is coming May 14-15

Greetings and salutations to all Artists and supporters of the Arts! The city of Normandy Park and the Normandy Park Arts Commission is happy to announce the 2016 Normandy Park Festival of the Arts!... [Read more]